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April 10, Monday: "Leonardo's Dream of Flight" by Plinio Innocenzi

Leonardo da Vinci is recognized worldwide as one of the most talented artists and inventors in history. His most ambitious dream was human flight. He drew gliders, a parachute, a helicopter prototype, machines imitating the flight of birds, and other exotica.  Modern reconstructions have shown that most of his models could fly.  In this presentation co-sponsored by RASBJ, “Understanding Science” and the Bookworm, Prof. Plinio Innocenzi evokes Leonardo’s visionary dream of flight.

WHAT: “Leonardo’s Dream of Flight,” by Prof. Plinio Innocenzi

WHEN: April 10, Monday, from 7:30-9:30 PM

WHERE: The Bookworm, Building 4, Nan Sanlitun Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing. Tel: 6586 9507 MAP [link  http://beijingbookworm.com/contact-us/]

ENTRANCE: Free but food/drinks are at your own expense

RSVP: email communications.ras.bj@gmail.com and write "Leonardo" in the subject header

MORE ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Plinio Innocenzi is a Professor at the University of Sassari and Science Counsellor at the Embassy of Italy in Beijing.

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